Local shop find

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by rbilly, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    Was wondering if anyone has an idea to this razor, im sure its probably the wrong case but the razor looks like a 40s superspeed but gold which i have never seen. Its mase in the USA but has no date code just pat off or something 20190601_145709.jpg
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  2. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Looks like a Milord razor in a Gold Tech Case.razor looks in good shape!
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  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    That's a great shaver.
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  4. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    I was thinking that, but i thought the milord was england made.
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  5. Jorvaljr

    Jorvaljr Operation Daytona 8000

    Nope a milord is American made. It’s basically a gold super speed.
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  6. Billy Goatee

    Billy Goatee Well-Known Member

    Literally a gold superspeed.
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    All of the above.
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool find sir..
  9. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    I think yours might be a 1953 Milord.

    Does it have a date code on the underside of the base plate?

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  10. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    No date code has the normal gillette logo, made in the usa then on the opposite side it says reg us and pat off
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  11. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    No date code like the picture. Its in good shape and has a box of thin blades in the case, the codes on those is B 1
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  12. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    It's an interesting razor; a '53 Milord with no date code; Gillete started adding date codes after WW2 late in 1950. I assume the center bar is notched?

    But, there are many oddities and anomalies in the world of vintage Gillettes, so this one shouldn't come as a great surprise. I think it's pretty cool though.
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  13. brit

    brit in a box

    1949 Milord.jpg
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  14. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    It is 48 - 50 Milord if it lacks date coding and is styled like a 40s style Super Speed. As stated above it is in the wrong case for the Milord sets.

    Just so everyone doesn't keep confusing things here Milord and Super Speed were set names not razor names regardless of how people use the names interchangeably to describe razors. The Milord set came with the same razor as in the Super Speed sets from 48 - 54 difference is one is nickel plated and the other is gold washed. Gold wash is just a very thinly applied gold plate.

    Little bit of trivia here in the US the 1940 Milord and Milady Tech were the first TTO razors Gillette made that had a safety guard.
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  15. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    Like these two:
    1940 Milord & Milady.jpg
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